Bug 620424 - When using GSSAPI the username option for the c++ client is ignored
When using GSSAPI the username option for the c++ client is ignored
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise MRG
Classification: Red Hat
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: 1.3
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Assigned To: Lana Brindley
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Blocks: 548214
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Reported: 2010-08-02 09:44 EDT by Gordon Sim
Modified: 2013-10-23 19:17 EDT (History)
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Cause: Specifying connection level username on c++ client when authenticating with the GSSAPI mechanism. Consequence: Any connection level username is ignored and the username for which a ticket was obtained via kinit will be used. The connection is still authenticated however so there is no loss of security. No workaround is possible, but as a valid ticket is required anyway, this in practice has little impact.
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Last Closed: 2010-10-14 16:42:32 EDT
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Description Gordon Sim 2010-08-02 09:44:00 EDT
When using GSSAPI for authentication with the c++ messaging client, the username specified to the connection (e.g. via ConnectionSettings) is ignored and the value used when a ticket was obtained via kinit is used. The connection is still authenticated however so there is no loss of security.

The reason for this is that when the username *is* speficied there are very occasional failures (see bug 617267).
Comment 1 Gordon Sim 2010-09-17 03:31:23 EDT
    Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
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Cause: Specifying connection level username on c++ client when authenticating with the GSSAPI mechanism.

Consequence: Any connection level username is ignored and the username for which a ticket was obtained via kinit will be used. The connection is still authenticated however so there is no loss of security. 

No workaround is possible, but as a valid ticket is required anyway, this in practice has little impact.
Comment 2 Lana Brindley 2010-09-22 23:58:54 EDT
Revision 0.1 of the release notes will available for review on the stage shortly.

LKB
Comment 3 Lana Brindley 2010-10-14 16:42:32 EDT
Release Notes have now  been published:
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_MRG/1.3/html/MRG_Release_Notes/index.html

LKB

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